God of Ecstasy

ToThalassaki’s homemade raw milk cheese is accompanied by local frozen grapes, a particularly useful play on texture and temperature. The cooling effects of frozen grapes in the summer is something that works, the juicy flavor is well-preserved, and the combination works perfectly.

Grapes are linked symbolically with love, fertility and virility. The ancient Romans, acknowledged as the first civilization to cultivate grape vines, made both grapes and wine emblems of Bacchus, god of ecstasy. Even pre-dating the Romans, in ancient Greece it was a tradition to give clusters to newlyweds in the belief that the grape’s seeds would bless the couple with many children.